Principal's Message - December 16, 2021

TGIF…Twin Groves it’s Friday! 

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Winter Break! 
We will see everyone on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.

The next Principal’s Message will be sent out on Friday, January 7th.

In an effort to spread positivity, Twin Groves uses our 5 Traits to recognize exemplars of the following qualities: Responsible, Accountable, Respectful, Safe, and Community. In addition to the 5 Traits, we are also recognizing students for being leaders, role models, supportive peers, brave, and positive.

As part of this focus, the Twin Groves Staff would like to recognize the following students who consistently demonstrate these qualities.

Landon Baer
Krithika Bayyapu
Katherine Byun
Kashish Jain
Reese McLelland
Adit Mehta
Tyler Nack



What’s Happening At Twin?
In 6th grade Spanish, students have been learning about family.  After winter break, they will learn about physical descriptions and personality traits.
The 7th grade students have been learning about IR and places.  They will learn about the verb jugar and sports after winter break.
In 8th grade Spanish, AAPPL testing is done!!!  8th graders are now focusing on rooms of the house and chores.
Have a safe and healthy new year!

We have just finished a fun fall with master classes, our Fall concert, and we’re now getting ready for contests in February and March. January will be a very busy month for us.
-All students will be working on solos and ensembles for class.
-Some students (those who have signed up for the IGSMA contest) will be practicing for the contest, which is on February 5.
-The contest band is underway and we’ll be working for the organizational band contest in March. We had a great first practice and are looking forward to our journey of preparation.
-On January 12, 2022, the 8th grade band students will be going to Stevenson for the 8th grade consortium concert.
-On January 31, 2022, the jazz band will be going to Stevenson for the jazz consortium.
-On February 4, 2022, we will have the KCSD 96 band festival. All students are encouraged to come and participate. The contest band will be working with Dr. Sonny Petway on their pieces for the band contest and then have master classes on their particular instrument. Students not in the contest band will have the opportunity for master classes with the various specialists and then come together for a rehearsal with Dr. Petway.

I hope you have a great break! My family will be home for Christmas.

The Orchestra students have been very busy preparing for concerts and events in the New Year! Just a reminder about the following upcoming events:
-Thursday, January 13, 2022: SHS 8th Grade Orchestra Consortium Event. This event will take place in the PAC at SHS from 4:30-6:30pm with a concert at 6pm. All family members are welcome to attend! The concert will also be recorded and live streamed. Please refer to the permission form sent previously for more information.
-Friday, February 4, 2022: IGSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest, 8am-4pm at St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights. Students should be preparing their solo/ensemble and scheduling with their piano accompanist (for violin, viola, cello, and bass solos). More info to come!

I hope that you and the students have a restful and wonderful Winter Break! I look forward to seeing the students in the New Year! 



World Language Exams at SHS
Incoming Sender Students interested in registering for a World Language course next school year (2022-2023) with class instruction or experience beyond Level 1 must take a placement exam on Saturday, January 8, 2021. Languages include Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Latin, and Spanish.

Sender students that completed the Spanish benchmark at Twin Groves do not need to benchmark again. 



Stevenson High School Fine Art Department Virtually Visits 8th Grade Flex
During all 8th grade Flex classes on January 4th, the 8th graders will view a presentation by the Stevenson Fine Arts Department. This will give the 8th graders the opportunity to see the different course offerings in the area of Fine Arts.


Illinois Youth Survey- 8th Grade Only
On Friday January 8th, the 8th Graders will be taking the Illinois Youth Survey.
Please click HERE for more information.
If you would like your child to opt out of the survey, please email Mrs. Barnes at [email protected]



PRE-REGISTER FOR 2022–2023 KINDERGARTEN (and Get a Free Willow Grove Student T-Shirt!)
Pre-registration for 2022–2023 kindergarten is in-person or online. Incoming kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 to register for the 2022-23 kindergarten school year.

In-Person Pre-Registration Option:
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 5–7 PM drop-in (Parents may also pre-register online during the month of January for the free T-Shirt)
Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL
Parents of incoming kindergartners will need to prove residency with required documents and District forms and to complete a brief online pre-registration form. (Incoming kindergartners do not need to be present.)
Required documents:
• CURRENT monthly mortgage or lease statement or property tax bill AND
• CURRENT utility bill AND
• Student’s birth certificate, passport, or visa (photocopy not accepted) AND 
• Parent or Guardian photo ID (Passport or Driver’s license)
Questions? Please contact the public info coordinator at [email protected] or 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

Online Pre-Registration Option:
You do not have to attend in person to pre-register. Details coming soon. Please continue to watch for updates in the Principal's Message and District 96 website.

Click here to learn more about Kindergarten in District 96.


NEW *Covid Metrics*
To stay up-to-date this school year on local metrics, please visit the COVID DASHBOARD for District 96. Our priority remains to keep our students safe and follow guidance from the CDC. If your student is identified as a "close contact", you will be notified individually through the contact tracing process. 


Daily Announcements
Please see Twin Groves website for up to date school announcements. The announcements let you know what exciting activities and clubs are going on at Twin Groves. Please click HERE to access the Daily Announcements.